Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has committed to building unity on the continent after a controversial vote in which she unseated the AU Commission incumbent.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has won a tightly contested vote to become the new head of the African Union Commission - the first woman to hold the post.
Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is set to once again challenge Gabon's Jean Ping for the leadership of the African Union this week.
Leaders of eight African Union countries failed on Saturday to break a deadlock over the leadership of the 54-member body.
The SADC have announced they would back Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's attempt to be elected the new AU chief in fresh polls to be held in June.
Southern African foreign ministers discussed the deadlocked polls for a new African Union head and to chart the bloc's strategy for the next vote.
Election of new AU Commission chairperson ends in a stalemate.
A complex matrix of issues stymied Dlamini-Zuma's bid for Africa's top job.
The deadlock for the AU chair has crowded out important issues such as the political situation in Somalia and left the AU in limbo.
Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will run again for the position of African Union Commission chair at the next AU Summit in June.
A vote to choose a new chairperson for the African Union's Commission has ended in deadlock and a new election will only be held in June.
The AU is going to ratify a document that could usher in a new age of democracy and accountability.
Sources say the same voter tactics will be adopted as were used against Muammar Gaddafi in order to get Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma elected to the AU.
Although we would miss Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in Cabinet, the M&G feels she is the perfect candidate for the chair of the African Union.
African Union chairperson Jean Ping has announced Africa's economic growth for 2011 has positive, with an average growth of between 5.5% and 6%.
The AU has denounced reports of racist attacks in Libya, urging the new rebel government there to disassociate itself from the violence.
The International Criminal Court employs a "double-standard" by "exclusively" targeting African leaders, a top African Union official says.
African Union Commission chief Jean Ping said on Monday Somalia's transitional government had failed to deliver.
Former president Thabo Mbeki will on Tuesday hand a preliminary report on his emergency mission to Côte d'Ivoire to the chairman of the African Union
Former president thabo Mbeki has been requested by the African Union to help resolve the Côte d'Ivoire presidential dispute.